Tamlyn Tomita

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NameTamlyn Tomita
Birthday1966 Jan 27
Net worth$3 million

Tamlyn Tomita is an American actress born on January 27 1966. She is renowned for her roles as Waverly in the movie The Joy Luck Club which was released on 1993. She made her screen debut as Kumiko in The Karate Kid Part II (1986) and repeated the character for the streaming series Cobra Kai (2021). She is also known for her other works like Come See the Paradise (1990), Picture Bride (1994), Four rooms (1995), Robot Stories (2003), The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and Gaijin 2: Love Me as I Am (2005).

Tamlyn Tomita

Net worth

Tamlyn Tomita’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. Her undeniable hard work and dedication to her craft has paid off as she has been able to add fortune amount of money to her net worth. As of now 2024, her info about real estate and earnings has not been publicized as she chooses to keep it as private.

Early Life, Education and Parents Details

Tamlyn Tomita was born on a U.S military base in Okinawa and grew up in LA. During world war 2 her father was in an internment camp. Her father met her mother while stationed in Okinawa between the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Her mother later emigrated to Okinawa after World war 2. After her father returned to LA he became an LAPD officer.

Tamlyn Tomita

Talking about Tamlyn Tomita’s education she graduated from Granada Hills High School. Later she attended UCLA where she studied history and thought of becoming a history teacher. She participated in Nisei Week, where she was crowned its 1984 queen while she was a junior at UCLA. She auditioned for the role of Kumiko in The Karate Kid II and promised her parents to first finish college and then get into the world of acting.



1986The Karate Kid Part IIKumikoDebut role
1987Hawaiian DreamKarren Saito
1990Vietnam, TexasLan
Come See the ParadiseLily Yuriko Kawamura / McGann
1993The Joy Luck ClubWaverly Jong
1994Picture BrideKana
Notes on a Scale
1995Four RoomsWifeSegment “The Misbehavers”
RequiemFongShort film
1997The Killing JarDiane Sanford
1998Hundred PercentThaise
SoundmanButch’s Wife
Living Out LoudMrs. Nelson
1999Life Tastes GoodJulie Sado
2000Betty AndersonDetective MiyamotoShort film
2003Robot StoriesMarcia
Day of IndependenceChoir MemberShort film
2004The Perfect PartyMom
The Day After TomorrowJanet Tokada
2005Gaijin 2: Love Me as I AmMaria Yamashita Salinas
True Love & Minosa TeaRebecca NakasoneShort film
2006Only the BraveMary Takata
PeaceSandy SakaiShort film
2007PandemicMelissa LoShort film
2008The EyeMrs. Cheung
Finding MadisonBeth
2009Why Am I Doing This?Donna
TekkenJun Kazama
2010The Mikado ProjectViola
Starlight InnGrace KimShort film
2011The Charles Kim ShowHerselfShort film
2012White Room: 02B3FiveShort film
2014Awesome Asian Bad GuysTamlyn / Pamlyn (2013)
Teacher of the YearVivian Lew
Operation MarriageLeeShort film
2015DaddySharlene Hong
2016The Good NeighborHeather Cromwell
The UnbiddenLauren Lee
SeppukuLindaShort film
2017Real ArtistsAnne PalladonShort film
2019The Living WorstChita Montague
2020I Will Make You MineJulia
2024Ultraman: RisingVoice


1987Tour of DutyVC Peasant WomanEpisode: “Sitting Ducks”
1987–1988Santa BarbaraLily Murakami, Ming Li31 episodes
1988Hiroshima MaidenMiyeko MatsudaTelevision film
1988To Heal a NationMaya Ying LinTelevision film
1989The Karate KidAdditional Characters (voices)Episode: “My Brother’s Keeper”
1990Hiroshima: Out of the AshesSallyTelevision film
1992Quantum LeapTamlyn MatsudaEpisode: “Temptation Eyes – February 1, 1985”
1992RavenKim TanakaEpisode: “Return of the Black Dragon”
1993Babylon 5: The GatheringLt. Cmdr. Laurel TakashimaTelevision film
1994Time TraxToshiEpisode: “Return of the Yakuza”
1994Vanishing Son IILanchiTelevision film
1994One West WaikikiTaylor ChunEpisode: “‘Til Death Do Us Part”
1994Highlander: The SeriesMidori Kent/Maia KotoEpisode: “The Samurai”
1994Living SingleMaryEpisode: “Bristle While You Work”
1994Vanishing Son IVLanchiTelevision film
1994Murder, She WroteDet. Sharon MatsumotoEpisode: “Death in Hawaii”
1995Vanishing SonLan ChiEpisode: “Single Flame”
1995SistersKiri AdamsEpisodes: “For Everything a Season: Part 1”, “Renaissance Woman”
1996Chicago HopeTina – Sutton’s Ex #3Episode: “Ex Marks the Spot”
1996–1997The Burning ZoneDr. Kimberly ShiromaSeries regular, 11 episodes
1997The SentinelSuzane TomakiEpisode: “Smart Alec”
1997Raven: Return of the Black DragonsKim TanakaTelevision film
1998Chicago HopeJennifer WatanabeEpisode: “McNeil and Pray”
1999Seven DaysMichelleEpisode: “Walter”
1999Will & GraceNaomiEpisode: “I Never Promised You an Olive Garden”
1999The Last Man on Planet EarthAgent Kara HastingsTelevision film
2000Runaway VirusMonique ChaoTelevision film
2000Nash BridgesAmy ChinEpisodes: “Man Hunt”, “Blow Out”
2000The Michael Richards ShowMingEpisode: “USA Toy”
2001DestinyTelevision film
2001FreakyLinksEmma ReedEpisode: “Subject: The Final Word”
2001Walking ShadowRikki WuTelevision film
2001ProvidenceMary CassidyEpisode: “Civil Unrest”
2001Crossing JordanDr. Grace YakuraEpisodes: “The Dawn of a New Day”, “You Can’t Go Home Again”, “Digger, Part 1”
2002The ShieldWanda HigoshiEpisode: “Pilot”
2002For the PeopleDr. ChaneyEpisode: “Come Blow Your Whistle”
2002–2003JAGLt. Cmdr. Tracy ManettiRecurring role, 7 episodes
2002–200324Jenny DodgeRecurring role, 5 episodes
2003The AgencyElizabeth—Female KidnapperEpisodes: “Our Man in Korea”, “Our Man in Washington”
2003Threat MatrixSpecial Agent Nicole HillEpisode: “Under the Gun”
2004Strong MedicineDr. NashEpisode: “Goodbye/Rest in Peace”
2004–2005North ShoreXiaoEpisodes: “Illusions”, “The End”
2005Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don’tHelen MorrisonTelevision film
2006Commander in ChiefRandyEpisode: “No Nukes Is Good Nukes”
2006Stargate SG-1Shen XiaoyiEpisodes: “The Scourge”, “Crusade”
2006, 2008Stargate AtlantisShen XiaoyiEpisodes: “No Man’s Land”, “Remnants”
2006–2007, 2009EurekaKim AndersonRecurring role, 5 episodes
2007Women’s Murder ClubSachiko JohannesEpisode: “Maybe Baby”
2007–2008, 2010HeroesIshi NakamuraEpisodes: “Chapter Nine: Cautionary Tales”, “Chapter Twelve: Our Father”, “Chapter Fifteen: Pass/Fail”
2008–2009General HospitalGiselle6 episodes
2008Saving GraceTori ChenEpisode: “Have a Seat, Earl”
2008Twenty Good YearsEpisode: “Come Fly with Me”
2008Two SistersShaktiTelevision film
2009MonkEileen HillEpisode: “Mr. Monk Fights City Hall”
2009The MentalistLauri MedinaEpisode: “Bloodshot”
2009Criminal MindsDr. Linda KimuraEpisode: “Amplification”
2009CSI: MiamiDr. Sarah FordhamEpisode: “Seeing Red”
2009Private PracticeKatie’s LawyerEpisode: “Strange Bedfellows”
2010Memphis BeatNoreen DrakeEpisode: “I Want to Be Free”
2010–2011Law & Order: LAMiwako NishizawaRecurring role, 10 episodes
2011The Chicago CodeProsecutorEpisode: “Bathhouse & Hinky Dink”
2011The ProtectorKatrinaEpisode: “Bangs”
2011GleeJulia ChangEpisode: “Asian F”
2012Days of Our LivesDr. Ellen Yu6 episodes
2012Make It or Break ItDr. LimEpisode: “Listen to the Universe”
2012TouchKazuko OsugiEpisode: “Gyre, Part 1”
2012Hollywood HeightsSarah MedeirosEpisodes: “Jetsetter”, “Fresno”
2013BonesDr. Alice CrawfordEpisode: “The Doll in the Derby”
2013True BloodMs. SuzukiEpisodes: “Who Are You, Really?”, “Dead Meat”
2014–2017Teen WolfNoshiko YukimuraRecurring role, 16 episodes
2014ResurrectionDr. Toni WillisRecurring role, 5 episodes
2014–2015How to Get Away with MurderJudge Carol MarrowEpisodes: “He Deserved to Die”, “Hello Rasholnikov”
2014NCIS: Los AngelesHomeland Security Agent Shana RollinsEpisode: “Leipei”
2015Chasing LifeDr. Mae LinRecurring role, 5 episodes
2015ZooMinako OzEpisode: “The Silence of the Cicadas”
2016Berlin StationSandra AbeSeries regular, 10 episodes
2017–2019The Good DoctorAllegra AokiSeries regular (season 1–2)
Special guest (season 3)
23 episodes
2018CounterpartDoctorEpisode: “Love the Lie”
2018The Man in the High CastleTamiko WatanabeRecurring role, 6 episodes
2020Star Trek: PicardCommodore OhEpisodes: “Maps and Legends”, “The End is the Beginning,”, “Nepenthe”
2020DuckTalesInspector TezukaEpisode: “Astro B.O.Y.D.”
2021Cobra KaiKumikoSeason 3, 2 episodes: “The Right Path”, “Miyagi-Do”
2023Monarch: Legacy of MonstersCaroline Randa2 episodes
2024Avatar: The Last AirbenderYukariseries
2024Dead Boy DetectivesThe PrincipalEpisode:”The Case of the Hungry Snake”

Controversies and Relationships

Tamlyn Tomita is currently married to actor Daniel Blinkoff. Although she is married now she has been liked with quite few people and one of the most famous being Greg Watanable. She is really good with keeping her personal life private and she usually tends to stay low profile in media’s face to avoid any gossips and controversies.

More info

Height1.57 m
BirthplaceOkinawa, Japan


Did Tamlyn Tomita ever marry?

She is married to Daniel Blinkoff.

What ethnicity is Tamlyn Tomita?

Tamlyn Tomita, a second generation Japanese-American.

How tall is Tamlyn Tomita?

Tamlyn Tomita is 1.57m in height.

How old is Tamlyn Tomita?

Tamlyn Tomita is 58 years old.

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